In an interview on This Week in AgriBusiness, our CEO addresses the threats posed by diseases like PED & PRRS, and how our coverage can spare producers from costly setbacks.
Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) / Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)
As a highly contagious viral infection, PRRS is hard to treat and easily spread. It is considered one of the most economically damaging diseases for the pig industry with effects such as decreased weight gains and reduced reproduction rates. PED was first introduced to the United States in 2013 and can infect both suckling pigs and mature sows, resulting in a 60-100% mortality rate. Capacity is limited and placed on a first come, first served basis.
Our policy covers the financial loss of a break of PRRS or PED.